Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.
It was great getting to visit with all the members at the September meeting. I also enjoyed seeing all the new members along with their families. Our Local is continually growing in record numbers. If you haven’t made plans to attend the December meeting, make plans now.
There is always knowledge to gain by attending our regular meetings, and it gives you a chance to become more actively involved.
Work is still very slow in my jurisdiction, but I am still diligently working to improve this situation. I wish I had a more positive outlook, but presently all the work is in the Northeast.
I would like to take the time to recognize the amazing job that Jesse Johnson did on restructuring our Local 798 web page. Hopefully, our Membership will have an easier time keeping up with the job lists, the Action Network, and current events.
I would also like to continue to remind every member how important staying active on our Action Network is for our future. This is a fantastic way for our voices to be heard, and our way of life be recognized and valued. The success of our great Local depends on active involvement from ALL of our membership.
In closing, please remember, I am here to serve you. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns. If you cannot reach me on the office phone, then call my cell number, 918-991-5341. God bless this great Local, and God bless each one of you.
MORE 798 STORIES
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.
Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds each of you healthy and in good spirits. This year has obviously started out much slower than the last two. Through the month of May, we are well behind 2017 and 2018 man-hours, but we are still ahead of 2015 and 2016, which ended up being 6.8 million and 7.5 million man-hour years.
The pipeline hours are slower than in 2017 and 2018, but we are still ahead of 2015 and 2016, so work is not quite as slow as it may seem. We are not having a record year as we have had previously (that goal is unreasonable), but work is picking up. We have already needed to PPC-11 a nonbook to an Intermediate job in the Dakotas.
401(k) Distributions We are currently experiencing an unusually high volume of 401(k) calls and distribution applications. Please know that messages received by the Fund office will be returned and we are working to process the distribution applications in a timely manner.